Rescue Team Saves Teen From Reservoir After Fall
First responders rescued a teenage boy late yesterday afternoon after he fell nearly 30 feet to the bottom of an empty reservoir at the edge of Springside Park in Pittsfield. The Berkshire Eagle reports that firefighters were first on the scene just after 4pm.
They accessed an all-terrain-vehicle path that led to the reservoir in an open field located about a quarter-mile off Broadview Terrace. Neighborhood resident Brian Kelly initially led rescuers to the 100-by-100-foot concrete structure.
According to Pittsfield Deputy Fire Chief Matt Noyes. The reservoir rises about 3 to 4 feet above the ground and is partially cordoned off by a chain-link fence,
There, they found the 16-year-old male conscious, but in some pain, the boy suffered at least a broken wrist as his right forearm was splinted.